Everest Base Camp

Duration Group Size
15 Days Min 2

Trip Overview


Everest Base Camp trek, goes through the native Sherpa homeland, passing through the numbers of stunning attractions. Furthermore, pass deep into Buddhist Sherpa country, and some of the world’s most sublime peaks. Everest Base Camp trek starts in Nepali-speaking Hindu lowlands and ends in the Tibetan-Buddhist highlands. During this trek, you will glimpse hardworking and devoted Sherpas. This trek rewards you with spectacular scenery and outgoing people of this region.

Everest Base camp trek starts from Lukla. The trail climbs to Namche Bazaar which is modern say Sherpa capital as you further ascends the trek cuts across the valleys and reaches the staggering height of 5545 meters at Kala Pattar, a small peak offering a breathtaking view of Everest.

Highlights :

Kathmandu City | Namche Bazzar | Everest Base Camp (5,364m) | Kala Pattar (5364m) | Farewell dinner with cultural shows

Starting Point : Kathmandu

Ending Point : Kathmandu

Grade : Moderate


Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival – Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu. Meeting and assistance at the airport and transfer to the hotel

Later, briefing at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Meal(s): XXX

Day 2 : Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (2,800m)

Early morning, transfer to the domestic airport in Kathmandu and fly to Lukla.

Commence trek to Phakding (3.5 hrs walk). The trail from Lukla descends steeply to Thado Khola, crossing in on the local suspension bridge. Meet your first Yaks, wonderful Shaggy beasts that create lumbering mobile roadblocks on the trail. The trail passes through Ghat (2530m) on the bank of Dudh Koshi river and climbs to Phakding. Overnight at local lodge/tea house in Phakding.

Meal(s): Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 3 : Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

Today trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (6 hrs walk).

The trail from Phakding passes through a number of waterfalls. Glimpse Wonderful peak of Thamserku (6618m). Pass through Benker, Monjo, and Jorsale crossing the entrance of Everest National park. The trail crosses Dudh Koshi river on a suspension bridge that is at a dizzying height above the river. Overnight at local lodge/ tea house in Namche Bazaar.

 

Meal(s): Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 4 : Namche Bazaar

Acclimatization is important before proceeding to a higher altitude.

We will spend the day taking a hike to Thami or just by relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar. Historically Namche Bazaar was a staging point for expeditions over the Nagpa LA into Tibet with loads of a manufacturing goods from India. Overnight at local lodge/tea house in Namche Bazaar.

Meal(s): Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 5 : Namche Bazaar - Tengboche (3,870m)

Today trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (6 hrs walk).

 

The route from Namche to Tengboche is direct, reasonably level. We may get a glimpse of Himalayan Thar on the hillside below the trail early morning. We will pass through several Gompas, schools along our trail till we reach  Khumjung. From Khumjung trail goes eastwards down the valley, continuously passing picturesque mani walls and chortens. Overnight at local lodge/tea house in Tengboche.

Meal(s): Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 6 : Tengboche - Dingboche (4,369m)

Today trek from Tengboche to Dinboche (6 hrs walk).

From Tengboche trail passes through the forest of birches, conifers, and rhododendrons. We will see Nepal National bird, the Himalayan monal or impeyan pheasant, which lives only in high altitude. High above you will begin to see goshawks,

Himalayan griffons, the golden eagle circling the mountains. Overnight at local lodge/tea house in Dinboche.

Meal(s): Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 7 : Dingboche

Spending a day in Dingboche will help us to acclimate to the high altitude. Instead of staying idle, we climb a ridge located behind the village and see six of the world’s tallest peaks including Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. Furthermore, we can also admire Cholatse and Taboche peaks. On our north-west we see more Himalayan peaks rising above the Khumbu Khola Valley. Among those peaks, Lobuche West, Lobuche East and Lhotse are the most dominant. From another location on the ridge we can also admire the picturesque Imja Khola Valley and the beautiful Dingboche village. Overnight at Dingboche.

Meal(s): Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 8 : Dingboche - Lobuje (4,940m)

Today trek from Dingboche to Lobuje (4 hrs walk).

Trek climbs to Duglha (4620m), climbing up the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier and further on higher on moraine to a row of stone monuments in memory of six Sherpa who died on the avalanche during 1970. Overnight at local lodge/tea house in Lobuje

Meal(s): Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 9 : Lobuje - Gorak Shep (5,160m) - Everest Base Camp (5,364m) - Gorak Shep

The first section of the trail from here follows the western side of board

Khumbu Valley and ascends gently through meadows beside the glacial moraine. The trail makes s short descent onto the sandy, flat expanse of Gorak Shep. Then, the hike to Everest Base Camp is approx. 5 hrs trip. The route follows the Khumbu Glacier, sometimes on the moraine and sometimes on the Glacier itself. Later, trek down to Gorak Shep (8 hrs walk). Overnight at local lodge/tea house in Gorak Shep.

Meal(s): Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 10 : Gorak Shep - Kala Pattar (5,445m) - Pheriche (4,243m)

Early morning, hike to Kala Pattar. Early morning, hike to a peak of Kala Pattar meaning ‘Black Rock’ for the best view of Mount Everest.

During the ascent to Kala Patthar, we can pause to catch a breath at several outstanding viewpoints from where we can snap great pictures We will view first rays of light over Mt. Everest. Later trek down to Pheriche (7 hrs walk
Dinner and overnight at local lodge/tea house in Pheriche.

Meal(s): Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 11 : Pheriche - Namche Bazzar

The walk from Pheriche back to Tengboche is mainly downhill, although it does, counterintuitively, require an hour scaling a hill. We’ll be in Namche by late afternoon and off to bed before our last day on the mountain. Overnight at local lodge/tea house in Namche.

Meal(s): Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 12 : Namche - Phakding - Lukla

This is your last day of the trek as you arrive Lukla, the descent is a bit rough to the knees, but warmer climate offers an opportunity to finally shed down-filled jackets and woolen jumpers. Overnight at local lodge/tea house in Lukla.

Meal(s): Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 13 : Lukla - Kathmandu

Early morning, transfer to the domestic airport in Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 14 : Kathmandu

The day is at your leisure for shopping, personal activities etc;

Evening, transfer to an authentic Nepali restaurant for a farewell dinner with cultural shows. After dinner, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Meal(s): Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

Day 15 : Kathmandu - Departure

Free till departure transfer to the airport in time to connect your onward flight

Trip Includes


  • 3 nights twin share accommodation at the hotel in Kathmandu (3 star) with breakfast
  • 11 nights accommodation at local guest house with breakfast
  • Airport transfer as per the program
  • Airfare, accommodation, meals, and insurance of accompanying Sherpa guide and porter
  • Everest entry fee (ECAP)
  • Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu airfare (including airport tax)
  • Trekking permit (TIMS)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging

Trip Excludes


  • Down Jacket, Walking Sticks, Sleeping bags (if required//can also be rented in Kathmandu)
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunches and dinners (except during treks and farewell dinner)
  • Tips, gratuities, expenses of personal nature

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